Wedding Itinerary help! — Is this itinerary okay?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Is it not possible to have the reception at the hotel? If the cocktail hour wasn’t at the hotel guests were staying at I would say multiple locations is a bit much. But I think since people can come and go from their rooms to cocktail hour as they please while they wait might be okay. 

Also, are you only taking 30 minutes total for pictures? That doesn’t seem like it would be enough time. I would be re thinking the reception venue for their set up rules.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Or could you just have a cocktail “hour” at 5pm at your reception venue? It could be just 30 minutes, but it would avoid having two locations, and I imagine many might opt out if they aren’t staying at the hotel. Might be a bit easier for a longer gap to relax rather than drive around and find parking.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Hmm that’s a tough one! As a guest who has travelled for weddings, I don’t mind having free time, but then again not being able to go anywhere might be hard for some. Perhaps you can give them a fun itinarary with some must-sees in the area? Like best ice cream spot, or great view?

Any chance the church can host you? I’m thinking maybe a basement or garden? Might be a reach!

Or another alternative, is there someone right next to the reception venue that could host a cocktail hour?Like a cafe or other restaurant or other hotel? Hopefully you get some good tips bee!!

But having the hotel available works too 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

starrynight898 :  That could work! Guess will depend on your crowd 🙂 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think the multiple locations does complicate things and makes it a bit ‘bitty’. If it were me I would try to put on a coach to shuttle guests between venues, so that they can park at the hotel and leave the car there, and then be shuttled between the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception locations. I appreciate this wouldn’t work for all your guests, but it would help some. I would also provide lots of detailed info on parking, any public transport options, and local taxi companies, too. 

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